Happy users = successful software projects.
But compelling user experiences can only be achieved by¬†the effective combination of¬†business requirements, user-centered design, and app development. ¬†Getting there hasn’t always been easy – until now.
BPM solutions are great¬†for digital transformation projects because they¬†are so effective in¬†aligning business and IT to deliver¬†business apps optimized to the unique needs of the enterprise’s¬†users, processes, and systems. ¬†BPM¬†enables this with tools for business-savy developers to easily translate business requirements directly into apps, without¬†requiring an army of coders and designers. ¬†If you think using model-driven, visual app dev tools¬†means you need to compromise on user experience – think again.
And now we’re upping the ante.
Today IBM is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Salient Process to enhance and extend the custom user interface capabilities within IBM Business Process Manager (BPM).¬† Under the new partnership, we are¬†now reselling technical support for the Salient Process SPARK UI Toolkits for IBM BPM, we have¬†obtained the rights to use the technology in IBM products, and we are collaborating with Salient Process in its¬†ongoing development.
The SPARK UI Toolkits bring two key things to IBM BPM so you can even more quickly and easily develop UIs that will thrill your users:
- Comprehensive set of Coach Views to address any business user need
- Useful development extensions to the Coach framework to simplify UI logic
The SPARK UI Toolkits include¬†90+ Coach Views¬†that provide not only a complete set of the essential business app functions, but¬†also include custom charts with drill-down, high-performance data grids, as well as mobile-specific functions such as geo location and sensors, among others.¬† The¬†development extensions to the Coach¬†framework include formula-based UI logic (validations, derived values, visibility, etc.) that can be attached to any UI event. ¬†Furthermore, in addition to the UI Toolkit, the SPARK Toolkits solution includes the External Participant and Portal Builder as well, so you get the benefit of all three.
While Salient Process has¬†offered the SPARK UI Toolkits for quite some time where it has been proven in many IBM BPM customer deployments, with this announcement it¬†becomes an essential extension to the IBM BPM offering. ¬†You can use it today with any V8.5.x version of IBM BPM, and with BPM on Cloud. ¬†So get it now so your BPM projects (and your BPM developers and users!) can¬†benefit¬†immediately.
We’re really fortunate to have such a vibrant ecosystem of partner solutions and services for IBM Smarter Process, and we expect IBM clients will benefit greatly from Salient Process’ SPARK Toolkits.
You can read more about the reseller offering and statement of direction in the IBM announcement letter here, “Selected enhanced support is now provided by IBM for the SPARK Toolkits, which are available from Salient Process, for IBM Business Process Manager“.
You can learn more about the SPARK Toolkits from the Salient Process website.
To learn more about other great solutions from¬†our partner ecosystem, check out the Business Partner Applications Showcase – Smarter Process.